Ethnic Background: Haitian-American
“What do you love about your beauty now that you didn’t love when you were younger?”
Stephane: I certainly HATED my smile and my hair in middle school. It seems like everyone had straight hair and straight teeth. I would often hide my real hair in braids and try not to smile too often. Looking back, I struggled with this in college as well. I am slowly learning not to care about what the predestined characteristics of beauty are and to embrace what I have.
“What is this project’s important to you?”
Stephane: The words "That Melanin Though" are incredibly powerful as it encapsulates the beauty of Black women. It is deeply regretful that there are not many Black women represented in the beauty industry. I am so passionate about this project as this will shed light on and inspire a more global definition of beauty.